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Thursday19 October 2017

Logistics and Transport

LOGISTICS

  • Principles behind logistics requirements of a supply chain
  • Schedule logistics operations to meet customers’ needs
  • How to optimise the use of logistics operations
  • Range of transport modes and use within logistics operations
  • Use of technology within logistics operations
  • Importance of improving the quality of logistics operations

INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • The discipline of air freight forwarding operations
  • The discipline of sea freight forwarding operations
  • Understand the concept of an agile port
  • The discipline of multimodal transportation

INTERNATIONAL TRADE and FREIGHT

  • Understand trade and freight
  • How to identify goods to be traded
  • How to obtain information on goods being traded
  • Identify, select & recommend suitable modes of transport
  • Identify instructions for goods to be transported
  • Identify problems that can occur in international trade

MOVEMENT OF GOODS

  • How characteristics of goods impact on handling process
  • Concepts of route planning and scheduling
  • Characteristics of modes of transportation
  • The role of collection, storage and distribution
  • Regulatory & enforcement bodies for movement of goods in own country

SECURE CARGO

  • Understand the relevant legislation, guidance and organisation requirements for securing cargo
  • Secure cargo safely in a Port

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Principles of customer service
  • Meeting the needs of a diverse range of customer types
  • Policies & procedures for developing & maintaining effective relationships with customers
  • The importance of evaluating levels of customer service

TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

  • The nature and purpose of transport planning
  • How historical & recent trends in land use affect transport planning
  • How sustainability principles apply to transport planning
  • Current trends and causes for transport demand
  • Issues with the movement of freight

ROAD FREIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • Role of road transport within a supply chain
  • Standards & performance measurements
  • Scheduling, quality of service & security methods associated with road transport
  • Route planning conventions of road transport
  • Management & the qualities & skills required
  • Communication skills & successful decision making

SEA FREIGHT

  • Principles of sea freight management
  • Legislation & regulations governing movement of shipping
  • The role of shipping freight operations
  • Different financial strategies found within the shipping industry

AIR FREIGHT

  • The role of air freight management
  • Understand how air freight movement is important to the global economy
  • Importance of security & safety regulations & the impact of environmental legislation on the air industry
  • Management of container usage in the air freight industry

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Principles of project management
  • Identify and justify a management project
  • Conduct research & analyse data to fulfill a project aim
  • Understand how to monitor, review and evaluate a project

SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Competitive advantage from efficient management & control
  • Impact of physical and information flows on the integration and harmonisation within a supply chain
  • Why supply chains may not always function correctly
  • Planning from a strategic and operational perspective
  • How modern technology has impacted the supply chain

PORTS and SHIPPING MANAGEMENT

  • Importance of shipping and international trade
  • How business strategy in shipping contributes to growth
  • Port operations & effective container terminal management
  • Concept of agile ports and the key characteristics
  • Port development, the operating environment & evolution of a port

WAREHOUSING

  • Need & role of developing an appropriate warehouse policy
  • Resource requirements of warehousing
  • Basic concept of inventory & develop an inventory strategy
  • Relevant legislation applicable to a warehouse
  • Importance of technology advancements in a warehouse within the supply chain
  • Financial systems within a warehouse

PURCHASING        

  • Features of the procurement & purchasing function
  • Stages of the purchasing process
  • Concept of supply market information
  • Monitoring supplier performance
  • Importance of a contract in purchasing relevant to own country

HEALTH and SAFETY IN A WAREHOUSE ENVIRONMENT

  • Legisation in warehousing & storage environments
  • Legal requirements for storage & distribution of specific goods & materials
  • How risk in the workplace affects roles & responsibilities
  • Responding to incidents in the workplace
  • PPE within a warehousing & storage environment